Media Relations

The Office of the President is responsible for the dissemination of Samuel Merritt University news and information. We are responsible for interactions with local, state and national media on topics that range from health sciences education to the University's role in the greater community. Faculty researchers in the key medical fields are available to provide opinion and information for the media. Institutional publications that inform and/or support SMU events or activities are also produced in our office, such as brochures, newsletters, press releases and web-based publications.

Contact Us

Members of the media who would like information about Samuel Merritt University, or would like to interview one of our faculty/staff experts please contact Debra Holtz:

Online Press Kit

Recent press releases:

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Recent Media Mentions:

As the president of a university focused on the health sciences, Dr. Sharon Diaz is cognizant of disparities in healthcare and endeavors to develop professionals that embrace diversity and positive change.

Source: Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Published: Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Nursing Faculty of Tomorrow program at Samuel Merritt University's School of Nursing is designed to help nursing students

Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
Published: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SMU—which has a Sacramento campus that has grown “by leaps and bounds,” and offers programs in various nursing fields, in addition to occupational therapy and podiatry.

Source: Sacramento Business Journal
Published: Thursday, January 25, 2018

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Members of the media who would like to receive press releases and other news announcements from Samuel Merritt University should send a request to the Office of the President.

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